U.S. Vintage Grand Prix @ Watkins Glen

SVRA’s U.S. Vintage Grand Prix has become my favorite event that I attend each year. The list of positives far outweigh the other wonderful events I’ve attended, which includes: IMSA, NASCAR, and IndyCar. The extraordinary list of competitors, the variety of vintage and historic cars, and the inclusion of International GT and the Trans-Am series are just a start. Next, consider the downtown Grand Prix Festival, the opportunity to drive the original grand prix track layout, and the chance to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Seneca Lodge restaurant and bar. Seneca Lake and Village of Watkins Glen offer a beautiful backdrop for the weekend. Also, the International Motor Racing Research Center is a treasure for all racing enthusiasts. A trip to The Glen would not be complete without a stop to say hello to their wonderful staff. But, the best part of all is the Watkins Glen International race course itself. The history and iconic stature of The Glen is second to none in my book. It’s a special place for me, and the USVGP brings it all together. Here are a few shots from the September 8-10 weekend. There’s more to come….TJ.

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Dr. David Innes (#50) 1963 Lola Mk5a, David Watkins (#150) 1962 Elfin Formula Junior.

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Gordon Medenica (#69) 1975 March 75B.

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Dave Good (#137) 1959 MGA.


Tony Parella (#56) 1958 Chevrolet Corvette.

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David Cannon (#81) 2006 Ferrari 430 Challenge.

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